Give glory to the Lord your God. Jeremiah 13:16
Words: Nikolaus Decius, in the Gesang Buch (Rostock, Germany: 1525) (Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr). Translated from German to English by Robert C. Singleton in The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868. This translation is sometimes erroneously credited to Catherine Winkworth.
If you know where to get a good picture of Decius (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
To God on high be thanks and praise
For mercy ceasing never,
Whereby no foe a hand can raise,
Nor harm can reach us ever,
With joy to Him our hearts ascend,
The source of peace that knows no end,
A peace that none can sever.
The honors paid Thy holy name
To hear Thou ever deignest!
Thou God the Father, still the same
Unshaken ever reignest.
Unmeasured stands Thy glorious might;
Thy thoughts, Thy deeds, outstrip the light
Our heav’n Thou, Lord, remainest.